Brakes and Rotors
Brake components should be installed by a competent mechanic in a professional manner. Any incorrect installation of brake components can cause a major safety problem or an accident. If you are not a competent and qualified mechanic you should not attempt to install these products, but should take the vehicle to a vehicle dealer or competent automotive mechanic for their installation. In some cases, servicing or replacing brake hardware at the time of pad or rotor installation may also be required.
Disc brake pads and rotors are wear items and as such, should be inspected regularly and replaced as necessary.
A sure sign that it's time to replace brake rotors is if your car is wobbling or pulsating when you drive at highway speeds. Wobbling or pulsating sensation indicate that your brake rotors are warped or worn. Over time, the pressure of the brake calipers pressing into the brake rotors can lead to heat spots and grooves which damage brake rotors. Another cause of damage can come from brake pads wearing too thin. When this happens, the metal of the brake pads scrapes against the metal of the brake rotors.
Come into Audioman and can check your brakes, pads and rotors to inspect the health of your braking system. If brake rotors have significant wear or are warped, they can be resurfaced or replaced.
When it comes to replacing brake rotors, every car is different, dependent on manufacturer standards and driver habits. The need for brake rotor replacement or resurfacing is best determined with an inspection and review of manufacturer standards. If your car begins pulsating or wobbling, or your brakes begin squealing, screeching or squeaking, have a Firestone Tire and Auto Service Professionals inspect your entire brake system, including your brake rotors. Save yourself time and costly repairs by bringing your car in at the first sign of trouble.
BRAKES ARE A SAFETY CRITICAL PART OF A MOTOR VEHICLE
Brake Fluid Flush
As time passes, brake fluid becomes contaminated shortening the life of your vehicle’s brake system components. Brake fluid absorbs moisture causing corrosion and eventually the deterioration of the hydraulic parts in your brake system. In addition to the corrosive effect on components, brake fluid contaminated with moisture can cause a soft brake pedal, resulting in a potentially unsafe driving condition. Exchanging your brake fluid as specified by your vehicle’s manufacturer will help to reduce the risk associated with contaminated brake fluid and help you avoid expensive brake repairs down the road. Pep Boys offers a brake fluid exchange package intended to help maintain the integrity of your brake system components with the introduction of new, quality brake fluid.